I'm Rick Coplin

Author of

Pitch With Purpose: Start Your Venture, Secure Your Support, and Supercharge Your Dream.


About Pitch With Purpose

Communicating your opportunity to investors, partners, employees, and family members is a fundamental skill for all entrepreneurs.

My new book, Pitch With Purpose: How to Start Your Venture, Secure Your Support, and Supercharge Your Dream helps you build a sustainable business that attracts investors & support, deliver your pitch effectively, and cultivate relationships that propel you from an idea to a thriving enterprise.


Launch Date: March, 2018

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Why Pitch With Purpose


As entreprenuers, we often get so focused on the moment of the pitch, we forget to build a sustainable business and neglect one of the most important aspects of pitching investors - relationships and following up.


A good presentation will only take you so far. If you build a great company and solid relationships, your odds are substantially better when seeking support.


In our startup we focused more on the pitch than the business many times. I saw it repeatedly while mentoring hundreds of entrepreneurs since we exited our startup.


Pitch With Purpose changes all that for you.


As Vice President, Community Partner Ventures at Rev1 Ventures, I mentored entrepreneurs and collaborated with founders & investors to raise funds & fuel growth.


I was a central figure in establishing and operating the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC) in Dublin, Ohio. Today the DEC is home to over 140 companies. I frequently present to entrepreneurs at the DEC and other venues on entrepreneurial subjects, including pitching.

During our startup years, we pitched about 200 times and raised over $2,000,000. While at Rev1 Ventures I either coached entrepreneurs while preparing to pitch or provided feedback during pitches that accumulated to over 1,000 pitches.

I know what I'm doing when it comes to pitching. 


Pitch With Purpose provides the framework that will help you craft & deliver a pitch that attracts investor attention and build relationships to fuel your dream.

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